Roschier Talent Academy
Roschier Talent Academy is intended for law students who are interested in pursuing a career at a business law firm. It is an opportunity to get to know the legal profession from the inside and build a network that will benefit the rest of your career.
This fall the Roschier Talent Academy takes place in Helsinki and law students from all around Finland are invited.
Unlock your future
Being the by far leading law firm doesn’t happen by chance. It comes from bringing the best and brightest minds together. It comes from always learning new things, being curious about what’s around the corner and adapting to the new and uncharted. It comes from going that extra mile.
Roschier Talent Academy is a three-day program and it will equip you with the professional skills and mindset that will be useful in your future career at a business law firm. You will get to know the legal profession through inspiring presentations and conversations. You will also participate in a complex case study based on a real-life matter and build the foundation for your future network with other students and experienced lawyers.
The law firm as a business
Welcome to the first day of the Roschier Talent Academy. The day starts with lunch and ends with dinner, and in between, we will get to know each other, the firm, and how we work.
The program includes an introduction to the dynamics of the consultant role, how we work at Roschier and the importance of common values and goals. To end the first day we have an eminent external trainer, who will guide the participants through the art of networking, building a brand and making an ever-lasting impression.
Endless possibilities: The legal industry and what we do.
The second day is a full day where focus is on the law firm industry and what we do. During the day, you will familiarize yourself with all the different legal areas within business law.
There will also be a Roschier Talkshow with revealing conversations, as well as an interactive exercise to ensure that we – the students, the coaches, and the rest of the participants – get to know each other.
We wrap up the day with an exclusive dinner.
Client focus and case study
During the third and final day, we focus on client work, and a complex case study, which the participants will be challenged to solve together with the lawyers.
The day ends with a closing ceremony to celebrate the success and to wrap up the first Roschier Talent Academy in Finland.
– I didn’t have a grand plan, but I really like where I ended up. I first came in contact with Roschier when I was a trainee, as Office Support. After graduation, I was lucky enough to be offered to join Roschier an Associate. It’s a bit funny that I’m now in real estate, that class was something I did not have much interest in when at law school. But now, the more I learn, the more I find I really enjoy this area.
My next step? For now, I’m happy where I am. I get a chance to do a lot of different things and evolve as a professional. When you start as an Associate, and maybe this is true in any job, it is a bit of a shock to the system. There are so many things you need to learn, and the pressure is high, and that made me feel a bit overwhelmed in the beginning. I decided to give it a few years, but then I got hold of it and now I just got promoted to Senior Associate.
Helinä, Senior Associate , Real Estate & Environment
– The attorney’s profession has truly grown on me over the years. Prior to entering university, I found myself contemplating whether to pursue studies in business or politics. Looking back now, I realize I could have easily taken a different path back then. Very pleased that I didn’t. The realization of how engaging and fascinating this profession can be, has exceeded all my expectations.
One valuable lesson I’ve learned on the way is that both in one’s career and in life, luck and chance play a significant role. By surrounding yourself with smart and motivated individuals and being exposed to continuous learning through challenging work, you can greatly enhance your chances of good luck.
Wiljami, Senior Associate, Private M&A
– I didn’t always know I wanted to be a lawyer, let alone work at a law firm. Even in the beginning of law school, I was still having doubts if I was in the right place. It was only when I started a traineeship at another law firm with a focus on IP matters when I knew that this is the career, I see myself enjoying for good. After a few years of practice, my close friends recommended to apply to Roschiers IP & Tech team and told me that you’ll get to work with interesting assignments and really nice people. They were absolutely right.
Sara, Associate Lawyer, Intellectual Property
– One of the aspects I enjoy the most about my work is the opportunity to operate in a client-facing role. At the same time, I can also combine the project management and legal advisory elements of being a lawyer in a variety of financing transactions, often in cooperation with colleagues from the other operational teams or our Stockholm office. If I think back some 3.5 years when I started, this has translated into a steep learning curve. During my time at Roschier, I’ve also had a chance to complete a five-month client secondment. Working as a part of their team – with people of different educational backgrounds – was a valuable experience in terms of professional development, especially in gaining a better understanding of how legal aspects intertwine with the commercial context.
Miia-Mari, Associate Lawyer, Finance & Restructuring
– It was a long journey for me, I know I wanted to work with business. It took some time for me to realize that a lawyer does not only work in a courtroom, and then I ended up in law school. I was at Roschier as a trainee at one point but then I started my career at another firm. I soon felt I wanted to do something else, and I ended up in business school and working within our family business. But then I thought I should give the legal profession another shot and ended up as a lawyer anyway, and now I been at Roschier for five years. I’ve tried a few different roads in my career and now I know what I need. Problems to solve, lots of things going on at the same time and full speed ahead.
Mattias, Senior Associate , Finance & Restructuring
– I work with our student events and get to follow the students through their degree, during every semester. There is a big difference in how much students know about us and about working in a big law firm; the later in their studies, they more they know and have more detailed questions for us to answer. I love it when we invite students to joint events with our pro bono partners where we can share info about our involvement in the community.
Rebecca, Event Coordinator
– What I like most about my work? The variety! The team I’m working on is one of the bigger at Roschier and we are almost like a firm within the firm. We handle a lot of different assignments, from litigations to various regulatory matters and contracts. I’m specializing in pharma and am also very interested in technology so working with IP & Tech fits me well.
I’ve been in other firms, but this is on a whole new level. I learn new things all the time and the way we work is team oriented and the assignments are very interesting.
Eero, Associate Lawyer, Intellectual Property